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whether survivors made it into the escape rooms in a west virginia coal mine. rescuers are starting to go down the mine shaft. >>> fighter jets scramble for what appeared to be a threat on united airlines flight last night. a diplomat is accused of causing a major scare. >>> look at the person sitting next to you. chances are really good only one of you will pay any federal income tax this year. although i have to say whoever is sitting next to you at this hour is probably the person you woke up with. >>> breaking news, four rescue teams are ready to go into the coal mine in west virginia to search for four missing miners. it has been almost four days since an explosion killed 25 miners. the air quality inside the mine has been do dangerous for rescuers to look for survivors. it could take them about three hours just to reach the area where the miners might be. >> as we proceed, there will be judgments made about how far they do continue on the rescue efforts, based on the conditions that they run into, and this is always, you know, an activity that we get into in mine rescue. we are hope
explosion at a coal mine in west virginia to send a signal to any possible survivors of monday's disaster. the rescuers just finished drilling the first of several holes to release any deadly gas. once they vent that, they can try to search underground. >>> president obama heads to the czech republic tonight. he's going to sign a new nuclear weapons treaty with russia. the two countries are agreeing to cut more nuclear arms. the treaty also includes new limits on missiles and bombers. >>> three teens accused of bullying a student who committed suicide have pleaded not guilty to charges in the case. two of them are charged with statutory rape and two accused of civil rights violation and harassment. phoebe prince killed herself in january after months of intense bullying by classmates. >>> we want to welcome you back, good morning. if you're just shaking the sleep out of your eyes, we're glad to have you. >>> so far rescuers are getting no response from the signals they're sending into a coal mine in west virginia. they're searching and hoping that four minors that are missing from monday'
. >>> west virginia's governor predicts today will be a big day. talking about the search for four minors unaccounted for after a explosion on monday. for the minor's families, hope hinges on his word here. search crews drilled a bore hole and lowered pipes in the hole and banged on them in an effort to contact them. there was no respops, but crews are planning to bore a total of four holes to minimize the threat of another explosion there. they're going to assess whether the air is clear enough to send in rescue crews in the next day or two. 25 minors die in the blast. two others died in the hospital right now. hope is still alive that the four missing minors survived. >> we're hoping that between the 10:00 and the 2:00 we would have more information that would allow them making decisions. once they get the readings and the readings look like it could be good enough for a time period, then they'll be able to plan around that. that was the time we're still hoping between now and 2:00 if the fan gets up, we start getting some readings. they can tell what type of air they're dealing with. a
the four miners missing in west virginia did not survive the deadly explosion. where their bodies were found. >>> the grandmother of an adopted russian boy packs his bags, puts him on a plane to moscow alone. now her decision is sparking outrage on both sides of the globe. >>> and the scandal that rocked his life hasn't hurt his golf swing, tiger woods is near the top of the leader board at the masters. rafer weigel tells us what woods needs to do to win another green jacket. >>> you're watching hln on this saturday, april 10th. glad you're with us, i'm susan hendricks. >>> we begin in west virginia where the search for those four missing miners has come to a tragic end. rescue workers found the miners' bodies last night. a mine safety official says rescuers actually passed the bodies on earlier trips into the mine, but conditions inside the shaft were so bad, they couldn't see the miners until last night. families, of course, were hoping the miners were waiting for rescue in one of the underground safety chambers, but west virginia's governor said this. >> none of the chambers had bee
." i want to get right to this newest attempt to rescue four missing miners in west virginia, because i hate to say it hit another snag. officials say rescuers encountered dangerous levels of gases underground so had to turn back. they delayed their search three days thus far so crews could drill holes to ventilate the toxic gases. the director of homeland security says it will be at least five hours before workers can try to return to the mine. the rescuers are hoping to find the four men and retrieve the bodies, too, of 18 other miners known to have died in that blast. earlier, here's the thing, a woman who lost -- think about this. her son, her brother and nephew in the explosions spoke to john roberts on our sister network, cnn. and says her son left letters for his girlfriend one day before the accident that seemed to have foreshadowed his death. >> if anything happens to me, i'll be looking down from heaven at you all. i love you, take care of my baby. tell her that daddy loves her. she's beautiful, she's funny. and just take care of my baby girl. and said jennifer, i love you. >>
to the court was justice sonia sotomayor. >>> hope is running out for four missing miners in west virginia. rescuers reached a rescue chamber inside the upper big branch mine and found no one there, no one inside. the chambers are safe places miners can go in an emergency like the explosion on monday that killed 25 people. there is a second chamber further inside the mine and officials say it is the last chance of finding any of the four missing miners alive. rescuers were trying to reach it when they were forced to turn back. >> we have smoke in all four of those entries, and the smoke is traveling from this side toward the long wall face indicating that we have a fire somewhere. so it was at that time that a decision was made to evacuate the rescuers. >>> meanwhile, funerals will be held today for the four miners kill in monday's explosion. four of the 25. carl acord works in mines for 34 years. the day before the explosion, he told his family he was worried about going to work. and we have learned the company that owns the mine, massey energy, will pay for all of the funerals. >>> the m
into a west virginia mine to look for survivors. now the search has turned into a desperate, dangerous race. >>> tiger woods is back and he's playing incredible golf. plus we've learned something pretty interesting about that controversial nike ad. who his dad was really talking to. >>> and a dentist is accused of doing root canals with paper clips. paper clips! unbelievable. >>> breaking news, though, rescuers are back inside a mine right now trying to find four missing miners in west virginia. four teams went in early this morning. they're really working against time. those rescue chambers have enough food and supplies for four days. it has been almost that long since monday's explosion. rescuers got within 500 feet of where they think the survivors could be, but had to turn back that close because of dangerous gases. >> the sample results have declined. it might have been a small amount but basically we still see a decline to the point that all three parties are in agreement that we need to try to get to the refuse chambers as we talked about earlier. the plan is for two teams to go unde
us over. i'm virginia cha, hln news and views. let's get to our top story now. rescuers are fanning out across mississippi looking through shattered homes for survivors. at least one tornado ripped through the state. ten people are dead and three of them are children. yazoo county and the central part of the state took the hardest hit to. the east choctaw county also got smashed. meteorologists don't know if the same tornado cut one long arc of destruction or if it was multiple twisters causing this damage a. survivors are just saying they're happy to be alive. >> it was unbelievable. when the wind was exploded it was like anything i never experienced. it was amazing. it scared us plum to death. i'm very fortunate. i have four beautiful children. i couldn't imagine being without them. as tragic as it is, we lost family members and our hearts go out to them. we're lucky to be here. you don't realize how lucky you do have it until something like this happens. >> tornadoes were reported in four states from arkansas east to alabama. >>> the environmental fallout from the massive oil rig
.c., in virginia, charges might have to be filed there. an airport spokeswoman says the case was referred to the lodan county attorney's office in virginia. coming up, we'll talk about the adoption agency and how it's reacting coming up. >> so interesting in that case. thank you so much, richard. talk to you soon. >> sure. >>> a prom dress made entirely of gum wrappers. >> she bought a ton of gum and gave it to friends and would collect the wrappers back. >> why she decided to make this bubbly gown, new in 20 minutes. >>> good news this morning if you're having a hard time finding a job right now, a bill extending jobless benefits cleared a hurdle in the senate but' not a done deal just yet. money expert jennifer westhoven is here with more on that. >> thank you, natasha. it's not done so i can't tell you, yes, you'll get the checks if you're counting on them and a lot of people have written to n to say what's going on with this, jen, because i really need them. this is what some people are saying. there is a greater possibility it is going to happen. senate democrats got enough votes to
virginia now have the grim task of recovering the nine remaining bodies inside the upper big branch mine. two separate crews made their way inside the mine this morning and a team of federal investigators is arriving today to try to start to figure out what in the world caused that deadly explosion last week. some of the 29 men killed in the blast have been buried. president obama ordered u.s. flags in west virginia to be flown at half staff in honor of those miners. and west virginia's governor is asking people from all across the country to observe a moment of silence today at 3:30 p.m. eastern time. >>> in about two hours, we'll find out whether nfl star ben roethlisberger will face charges in an alleged sexual assault. last month, a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexually assaulting her at a nightclub in millageville, georgia. "in session's" jean casarez joins us with all the latest. you've been following all the angles, making as many phone calls. what do you know about this? >> this all alleged to have happened in the early morning hours of march 5th. and ben roethlisbe
. >>> families of the men who died in an explosion at a west virginia coal mine are saying goodbye to them. four funerals were held on friday. more are being held this weekend. still more in the coming week. altogether, 29 men died in the blast at the upper big branch mine last monday. initially, the community held out hope that four missing men were still alive somewhere in the mine. but those hopes ended friday night when rescuers found the bodies of the men. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-heart community that was holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. and when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful, excruciating thing you could possibly see. >> so devastating for that community. the explosion was the worst mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> tomorrow is day one of a two-day nuclear summit president obama is hosting in the nation's capitol. he will try to convince the 47 countries participating to secure their nuclear material within four years. the u.s. and russia have more than 20,000 nuclear weapon
meade. she's on assignment. time to get you caught up now. hope turns to more grief in west virginia. we have learned this weekend that no one survived that massive mine explosion. now federal investigators will try to uncover some answers. >>> and the talk was all about tiger, but fan favorite phil mickelson stole the show at the masters with an emotional win and his family really needed something to celebrate, and they certainly got it. >>> plus, the growing outrage over u.s. family who adopted a boy from russia only to send him back on a plane alone. >>> first, our top story on this monday. today west virginia authorities hope to start recovering the remaining 22 bodies of miners who died in the worst u.s. mining disaster since 1972. 29 minersdyed in last monday's explosion. and families sobbed as crews found the last four miners who were unaccounted for on saturday. some of the miners were laid to rest over the weekend. nearly two dozen funerals will follow in the coming weeks. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-hearted community that was holding on to a ve
of the stories we're working on for you today. thank you so much for having us over. i'm virginia cha. this is hln news and views. let's get to our top story now. rescuers are fanning out across mississippi, looking through shattered homes for survivors as well as victims of the deadly weekend storms. at least one tornado ripped through that state. ten people are dead, and three of them are children. yaz hsu county in the west central part of the state took the hardest hit. to the east, choctaw county also got smashed. meteorologists don't know if the same tornado cut one long arc of destruction, or if it was multiple twisters causing this damage. survivors say they are just happy to be alive. >> it was unbelievable. it just a -- when the windows exploded, it was like anything i've never experienced. it was just amazing. it scares the daylights. i'm very fortunate. i've got four beautiful children, and i couldn't imagine being without them. as tragic as everything is, we've lost kin folks and family in this incident today. we've lost family members, and our heart goss out to them, bec
. >>> families of the men who died in an explosion at a west virginia coal mine are saying good-bye. four funerals were held friday. more are held this weekend. still more in the coming weeks. 29 men died in the blast at the upper big mine branch last monday. the community held out hope the four missing men were still alive somewhere in that mine, but those hopes did end friday night when rescuers found the men's bodies. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-hearted community holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. and when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful excruciating thing you could possibly see. >> the explosion was the worst mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> president obama has a very urgent message for 47 countries taking part in a two-day conference. make sure your nuclear material is secure. keep it out of hands of terrorists. he's hosting a two-day nuclear summit in washington tomorrow comes a couple days after the u.s. warned al qaeda is trying to get an atomic bomb. the u.s. and russia
review of the explosion that killed 29 west virginia miners last week makes it clear there are safety problems throughout the coal industry. the president is ordering federal regulators to work closely with state officials to prevent another tragedy underground. >> this isn't just about a single mine. it's about all of our mines. the safety record at the massey upper big branch mine was trouble. and it's clear that while there are many responsible companies, far too many -- far too many mines aren't doing enough to protect their workers' safety. >> now, at the moment, the president is on his way to kennedy space center. he might not get a real warm welcome there. he'll brief nasa workers on his policy on space flight, which includes to much dismay of some people, his decision to cancel a return to the moon. the plan does include building a new space capsule for use at the international space station, and developing a new generation of rockets for future trips to mars. >> i know you're looking at this going, what is wrong with people? well, web fans think this guy is top dog. what does
no remains there. >> back to the lines. carla, virginia. hi, carla. >> caller: hi, nancy. how are you today? >> i'm good, dear. what's your question? >> caller: my question is -- well, actually, it's a statement. there is absolutely no possible way she was ever sexually molested. she is using this to get the public that hates her for sympathy. they're saying oh, well, maybe something happened to her. because if she loved her daughter so much and she was sexually molested, why would she leave her there with her father and lee? because i mean, he was always in and out of the house before he moved. why would she leave the child there to be molested also? >> that is an excellent question. out to dr. michelle golland, psychologist and expert on doctor, doesn't her own behavior belie or disprove her claims that her father and brother molested her? >> yes. the one thing we can be for sure, nancy, about is the fact that she is a pathological liar. and there's been a lot of question about does she have a mental illness? and what i see, nancy, is a personality disorder. this is a woman
there. another pocket of rain ahead of that upper level low around areas like virginia in towards north carolina, too. the radar picture, most of the action off in the atlantic ocean. later today daytime heating. if you see any it will make things unstable so storms coming back into play. raleigh, rain showers around the state line with north carolina into virginia, and the rain itself near the beltway so we'll get some delays in the air when you get around d.c. because of the light pocket of rain moving through, also the poor visibility is definitely going to be out there, something we're watching. up to the north farther, things are okay, nice and sunny around boston. rain heads in later today, and it will be around new york so you get some delays out of that. weak impulse moving through the plains now. it is enough to generate light rain around eastern parts of nebraska and iowa, too. not a big deal. traveling by plane today world's busiest airport, check out atlanta, midtown covered up. the rain went through yesterday, the fog is up there. you'll see travel delays in atlanta for the
it to the company's attention. >>> the last nine bodies have been recovered from the west virginia coal mine. 29 men died in an explosion last monday. and now federal officials are going to begin to investigate exactly what happened there. west virginia's governor led a moment of silence at the state capitol yesterday. there it is. the company says it will review the tox make sure it doesn't happen again. some investors want the mine's ceo to resign. >>> american airlines flight made an emergency landing in iceland after fumes filled the cannin. flight 49 was traveling from paris' charles de gaulle airport to dallas-ft. worth when passengers reported that haze. five or six of the passengers on board complained of dizziness from the fumes. the airline says there are no reports that anyone needed medical treatment. american airlines is sending a replacement plane to iceland so passengers can continue their journey. >>> well, caskets carrying the bodies of poland's president and his wife are now at the presidential palace as mourners are paying their respect. you see them there. lech kaczynski and his
news and views." it's saturday. i'm natasha curry. >>> we begin in west virginia, where the search for those four missing miners have come to a tragic end. the families got the news they had been dreading this morning. an official said rescuers passed by the bodies earlier during trips into the mine, but conditions were so bad they don't see the bodies until last night. they were hoping the miners were waiting in one of the rescue chambers. >> none of the chambers had been deployed. and none of our miners suffered. so this journey has ended. and now the healing starts. >> this means 29 miners were killed in the ibs dent. official say they will now focus on recovered 22 bodies still in the mine, then they will start investigating. the company will be participating in the inspection, and i can assure you no stone will be left unturned. we'll find out the cause of this explosion, and quite frankly, the only thing good that can come out of this is to educate everyone, mutt regulations in place if needed to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> stricklin said the investigation could t
,000 people who traveled to virginia for his memorial service last night. later, more accounts from his students and how much he was loved by that school. >> it's just so sad what's happened to him. hopefully they'll get to the bottom of this. thank you. >> sure. >>> facebook, oh, it's changed the way people communicate nowadays hasn't it? now it wants to change your entire internet experience. big changes go into effect today and jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. what are they doing now? >> it's going to roll out it sounds like over a few months so you might not see it immediately today but basically what they're doing is taking your facebook experience and moving it outside the actual facebook website so you'll see it on other websites, like the "new york times," espn, our sister network, cnn, so if you use facebook, it's going to track the websites that you visit, and new stories that you read. so that you would see what your friends are reading, and guess what? they will see what you are reading, too, if you're on some of those sites out there. >>> taking a look at family f
for you today. thanks for having us over, this is hln "news and views" and i'm virginia cha. >>> you won't be seeing much sun today in fact you may end up seeing something like this. parts of the region are under severe storm warnings and that includes the possibility of tornadoes. this isn't the only dangerous weather out there. colorado was hit with a crazy mix of rain, snow and tornadoes. some campers had to be rescued from two feet of snow and crews are cleaning up a rock slide that closed part of the highway west of denver. rescuers have suspended their search for 11 oil rig workers missing in the gulf of mexico. now the coast guard says it is unreasonable at this point to expect that any of them survived. the search covered 5,200 square miles over three days. even though the search is suspended, the case is not closed. >> we have not 100% certainty accounted for all the lifeboats and we don't know what was launched from the rig and what might still be with the rig and that's going to be something that we'll continue to do as part of the casualty investigation and we can also reresu
the end of the month. well, for example, one couple from virginia was in europe. what was supposed to be just a few days, but now that's turned into two weeks. >> our flight tomorrow was canceled. >> oh. >> so because the stuff in the air is just too dangerous. >> i am just dying to see you guys. this is the hardest thing mommy's ever done. you guys are the bravest kids in the world. i love you so much. >> love you, too. >> you're just so loved and being taken care of there. >> aw, see those little faces looking at their mom and dad on skype. well, the weather is constantly changing the amount of ash that's concentrated over europe's flight paths. let's go to meteorologist bonnie schneider in for bob this morning for a little more on that angle of the story. what do you think? >> robin, i think that it looks better today than it did saturday and sunday. here's why. looking at our flight explorer across much of europe, what you're seeing are these blue xs. that's where we have transponders not picking up any activity. where you see the yellow planes, that's where we are seeing activ
. this is hln news and views and i'm virginia cha. >>> a tornado slashed through parts of mississippi today. leaving a president of destruction. the associated press reporting at least two people are dead and one town reports as many as 30 homes destroyed. forecasters say the tornado was almost a mile wide at one point. it hit the towns of valley park, yazoo city and durant and we are hearing that some people were trapped inside some of those structures. aside from the reports of the two deaths, we don't know how many people were hurt. the storm generated by a powerful system moving across the central united states today. tornado watches up from southern illinois south to alabama. >>> our ireporters are sending us pictures of the storm that is moving across the southeast. this video by ireporter kathy just south of memphis, tennessee. she says the hail that fell in her town of southhaven, mississippi, a bit bigger than a golf ball and noisy and didn't feel threatening. >>> rescuers have suspended their search for 11 oil rig workers missing in the gulf of mexico. the coast guard says it is u
-- >> we are taking your calls live out to linda. virginia, hi, linda. >> caller: hi, nancy. i just have a couple of things i want to say. first of all, i honestly believe god puts angels here on earth and i do believe you're one of them. you keep these cases alive, nancy. and we thank you for it. you give a voice to those who can no longer speak. thank you. >> linda, i promise you, the angels in heaven are crying right now that you compared me to them. but thank you. i'm going to take it and run with it because i have never gotten that kind of compliment before. thank you. what's your question? >> caller: the question is, there is another thing, too. the twins look just like you. i thought i would say that. >> that's a big kilometer. i think they're the most beautiful things i have ever seen in the world. >> they are. here's my question. maybe your years as a prosecutor, sigh kol list, all those you have had on the show, it seems more and more to me that these beautiful little children, that these heinous acts are committed, why is it these monsters have the children, the remains left s
obama says that the 29 men killed in the west virginia mining accident died in pursuit of the american dream. he met privately with their families yesterday before giving a eulogy at a memorial service. the president said that the nation would honor their memories by improving mine safety. >> we cannot bring back the 29 men we lost. they are with the lord now. our task here on earth is to save lives from being lost in another such tragedy. >> well, later this morning we expect to hear from the mine officials about their investigation into what happened. >>> rocker bret michaels is still in critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage. he was hospitalized on friday after having an emergency appendectomy earlier in the week. his publicist says that michaels is in the icu with doctors monitoring him around the clock. michaels is the former lead singer of poison and is on this season's "celebrity apprentice." >>> certainly wish him well. you might also know him from i think it's vh1's" rock of love." depending on your generation, you might know him as a rock star. >> our generatio
, virginia. two u.s. officials say the suspected pirates are accused of attacking u.s. naval ships near somalia. the east african suspects were held on u.s. ships for weeks while officials tried to figure out how to prosecute them. no comment from the fbi or the justice department. >>> earlier, we talked about the nfl draft making a bunch of millionaires overnight. but the pick everyone is talking about this morning is tim tebow. rafer wiegel explains why. hey, rafer. >> good morning. i'm so proud of you for watching the draft. >> i'm tired. >> i'm so proud of you. >> let's see the stuff again. i loved it. >> some may not only remember tim tebow for his playing, but also for that super bowl ad that caused a lot of trofcontroversy. his pick also caused controversy. >> the denver broncos select tim tebow, quarterback, florida. >> broncos shocked a lot of people when they took him 25th overall. here's why, what's really interesting. he's arguably the best college quarterback ever, but many feel his game is not ready for the nfl. this is a huge gamble. that is how different the two games ar
. three people were hurt. >>> the owner of the coal mine that exploded in west virginia insists the air was fine hours before the blast. tests earlier in the day showed no build-up of explosive gases. he said the tests showed adequate air flow inside the mine. the company will give what it calls unprecedented financial compensation to the families of miners killed in the blast. massey says it will pay life insurance benefits, health care, college expenses for the children of the 29 miners who died. >>> a day after the memorial, president obama says the 29 men died in the pursuit of the american dream. he met privately with families before giving a eulogy at the service. he says the nation will honor their memory by improving safety. >>> doctors are trying to pinpoint the source of bret michaels' brain hemorrhage. he's listed in critical condition in the icu. his publicist said the former poison front man is in the unit under 24-hour surveillance. doctors have not located the source of the bleeding. michaels had an emergency appendectomy and has diabetes. it's not known if there is a con
died at an explosion in a west virginia coal mine are saying good-bye. four funerals were held on friday. more being held this weekend and more in the coming weeks. 29 people died in the blast. initially the community held out hope the four missing men were alive somewhere in that mine but those hopes ended friday night when rescuers found the men's bodies. >> what i saw up until the very end was a very heavy hearted community holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful thing you could possibly see. >> the explosion was the first mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> education contributor steve perry is on the mission to find unusual approaches to learning. he found that in a charter school that's an urban oasis among chicago's youth violence. >> we're in an inglewood section of chicago. this is urban prep having the first graduating class and they're going to send 70 african-american young men to college. it's the holy grail in acedemia. >> when you say you spend 100% of your ki
a special investigation into the west virginia mine disaster. j. davitt mcateer was in charge of the u.s. mine safety and health administration and west virginia governor asked him to lead an independent investigation into what happened in last week's explosion that killed 29 miners. >>> the tea partiers are headed to the home of the real deal today. sarah palin is the headlining speaker at a tea party rally in boston. one person, though, who won't be here, massachusetts senator scott brown. the tea party movement celebrated his win, but a political expert says brown should avoid being identify would the group, if he wants to be re-elected. >>> michelle mcgee is apologizing to actress sandra bullock about having an affair with her husband, jesse james. she feels bad about the whole thing and blamed james for claiming they were separated when they first got together. joy behar discussed this apology with her guests on her show last night. >> this is the worst apology i have ever seen. this is one of those, i'm sorry you feel that way apapologies. if she wanted to do something nice for s
their small children back in virginia for two weeks. the grandmother and family friends have been taking care of the kids. they're keeping in touch with their parents using skype. >> our flight tomorrow is canceled. so -- because the stuff in the air is just too dangerous. >> i am just dying to see you guys. this is the hardest thing mommy has ever done. so you guys are the bravest kids in the world. i love you so much. i know that you are being just so loved and taken care of there. >> the kids are making new travel plans for when jen and steve finally make it home. but it won't take them so far away. they say they just want to go to the zoo. that's all they are asking for. >>> local tv and newspapers are reporting that casey anthony's defense team wants the judge removed from her case. her attorney jose baez has reportedly filed a motion to remove judge stan strickland because he's had contact with the blogger who covers the case. that blogger's online name is marinae dave. his real name is dave nichol. he reportedly told defense attorneys last week that judge strickland called him when he
virginia. the april 5th blast was the worst u.s. mine disaster in nearly 40 years. the president ordered a review and blamed upper big branch mine officials for lack of oversight. >>> and that is a check of your sunday morning headlines here on "hln." so glad you're with us. i'm susan hendricks. >>> in mississippi, storm victims are sharing stories of how they survived yesterday's deadly tornado. one man trapped in a church says it was a miracle he is still alive. and as joseph pleasant of affiliate wapt reports, even the ruined church is now a test of faith. >> reporter: this was hillcrest baptist church's second chance. church members say a few years ago arsonists burned it to the ground. now a tornado has leveled it, but among the wreckage, hope. >> we built it back bigger and better, lock and key, debt free and the lord will build it back again. >> reporter: dell thrasher is a member of hillcrest baptist church. he is also a blessed man, in his words. he was inside the church when the tornado smashed into the sanctuary. >> i went into the sanctuary and got on the pulpit table, and th
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missing miners in west virginia, and they sadly had to turn back today, because the air inside is too dangerous. 25 miners died monday in an explosion at the upper big branch mine. two are in the hospital. authorities admit it is not likely that the four who are missing are still alive, but they are not giving up. in fact, they hope to go back into the mine later today, and brian todd from our sister network, cnn, joins me from montcoal, west virginia, and what is the latest right now, brian? >> well, it is a big setback for the rescue effort. a few hours ago they had to pull the rescuers out of the big branch mine because of dangerous and potentially explosive levels of methane gas and hydrogen and carbon dioxide and those combined form a deadly mix. what is excruciating is that the rescuers were so close where they believe that the four unaccounted miners were located. they got within 500 feet of one of the rescue chambers where if the miners got inside of one of those, they could have had extra oxygen and sustained themselves for four days possibly, so it was a very, very emotional
learned or what led them to this area, and what is next for this case. >>> most of west virginia's mine also shut down today to pay tribute to the 29 miners killed in an explosion last month. instead they're going to focus on safety training and maintenance. the governor's requested this. yesterday president obama criticized the owner of the upper big branch mine. he called massey energy a "safety violator" and said the mine's safety record is troubled. >> we owe them more than prayers. we owe them action. we owe them accountability. we owe them an assurance that when they go to work every day, when they enter that dark mine, they are not alone. they ought to know that mind them, there is a company that's doing what it takes to protect them, and a government that is looking out for their safety. >> massey energy issued a statement saying that the white house's statements about the upper big branch tragedy are regrettable and it fears the presidents with misinformed about the company's safety record. massey says it also believes in safety, accountability and responsibility, and is cooper
. feel the love. >>> a $3 million settlement. that's what the owner of the west virginia mine where 29 people died is offering each of the families. that's from one victim's daughter. she refuses to settle saying, quote, my dad didn't have a price tag. the company says victims' families will get life insurance benefits five times the miners' yearly pay, health care and college tuition. >>> a historic house in oregon city is on sale for $1.00. it is owned by a church that wants to expand. but it doesn't twoont tear down the thing. so it will take $1.00 for somebody who agrees to move it. if you're interested, it will cost you about $40,000 to haul it off. >>> sometimes when you look at that, i'm like, gosh, i hope you love the house, because then you have to buy the land to put it on. it starts to add up, that $1.00. >> clearly there are underlying prices to deal with. >> hi, bob. >> good morning, robin. it's going to be a decent morning to travel. tall real rough weather will be in the middle of the country t. storms will refire as well. everybody should be less than an hour. when you
today in virginia. proponents say tapping the eastern seaboard's oil and gas reserves will fuel the economy and jobs. and was only four weeks ago the administration said their open to expanding off-shore drilling. but does this oil disaster have anyone rethinking the idea? chuck roberts is taking your views on this one today. and you've got to stop and at least ask the right questions, chuck, after something like this happens. >> how could this be prevented, what did we do wrong? what's the impact on the coast? government officials say the leak may be five times greater than officially feared. and as that slick moves closer to shore, and it's about 15 miles away, there is a growing urgency to avoid an economic disaster. but will that change any minds about off-shore drilling? on facebook, rhonda writes this. this is exactly why we need to stop off shore drilling now. the companies manning these rigs don't have the technologies worked out yet for safe operation. this rig failed. hope you like your shrimp and tuna with a coat of 30-weight motor oil. gary is on the line. you have w
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in west virginia. it is the country's worst coal mining disaster in 40 years. vice president biden will also be at sunday's service. the event will also have music performances and prayers and other tributes. those are some of our headlines today. just wanted to pause and check in with you today. are you slept i don't a tuesday? i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. this volcano eruption in iceland is intensifying, believe it or not. stranded travelers are running out of time and patience and money. after five days of being stuck, they are looking for any signs they are going to be able to go home soon. >> flights out on friday. who knows. >> fingers crossed. we are hoping it would be earlier but i don't think it will. >> you want a big picture? look at this. this is the view volcano from a satellite from nasa. you can see a huge ash cloud just floating southward. it is obviously so gray for obvious reasons. and the volcano first started erupting march 20th. it only turned into an economic disaster in the past week. we have just learned that civil rights activists dorothy height has
a northwestern flight. >>> west virginia's governor is ordering the immediate inspection of all underground coal mines in that state. an explosion killed 29 miners there last week. the governor also wants mines to stop production tomorrow to honor them. >>> i know why maybe you or your neighbor is up early and that's because it's tax day. april 15th is today, but you know what? let's start with the good stuff. be on the lookout for a lot of companies offering you freebies today. i'm talking food and drink and what else, jennifer westhoven? good morning. >> everybody likes free stuff. >> yes. >> it's all out there. >> you hate taxes and love free stuff. it's universal. >> why not? they're doing it for marketing but that means i can tell you about a free stuff, here you go. starbucks, get a free coffee there. you have to bring your own mug so stick something in your car, remember to bring it along. at cinnabon, free mini cup takes. >> nice! >> from 6:00 to 8:00. i have to run away when i smell that smell. it is so good. >> run away? >> i do. and there's all kinds of treats you saw there at places
all in "the buzz" today. she is facing brand new violent threats on her life. a man in virginia is under investigation for sending threatening e-mails about andrews and now we're getting a first look at a new e-mail that shows just how serious the threats have become. tmz obtained a message that said i would like to see if erin andrews can dance her way through a hail of gunfire. she tells us she's not going to let threats slow her down and remaining a top contender on "dancing." >>> a shocking tell-all, the star announced some of the stunning details she'll dish on in her upcoming book. she says she'll share new revelations about coming out as a lesbian and marrying ellen dejen rud dejen russ in 2008. >>> "american idol "'s astonishing drop losing slot at the top of the ratings for the second week in a row. it got rocked to second place when "dancing with the stars" brought in more viewers. the total fans that tuned into the broadcast was down 6% from the previous week and has hollywood odds makers wondering if "idol" is losing its edge. i've got to think paula abdul's dee p de
to have a few more lean years. >> yeah, exactly. donna is with us, west virginia. go ahead. >> caller: i agree with the last caller, too. i think six games is a minimum he should be penalized for. we put so much pride in the steelers, not just in pennsylvania but the states around and all across the nation. >> there you go. >> caller: once you're a steeler fan, you're a fan for life. that's his -- his morals need to be reviewed. >> he needs to wise up for sure. donna, thanks for the call. ryan, i would -- listen, we'll see what happens here, but i applaud the steelers for taking that stand and for representing something. they didn't mess around with santonio holmes. they just dumped him, right? >> exactly. you know what? i've got to tell you, i'm surprised. but what this tells me is that fans care about image. they care about family. this is what people are tired of. they don't want their act lets acting up. it's not enough to play good on the field. you've got to be a good person. that's what goodell is saying. he says i want good people. you hear the fans right here. i would think they
, it is filthy, stupid and plain done. >> thanks, ann. >> rebecca calling from virginia she thinks people just need to be able to take a joke. >> i'm against all a censorship and while i happen to be very spiritual, i really think the fact people just can't laugh at themselves anymore and if you're not completely secure in your religion, then obviously you're going to have problems with things you see on tv. basically, everybody needs to start getting over themselves and start laughing at themselves. >> great point. we appreciate your call, rebecca. >> mark this down, call us at: >> donald trump's wife is a beautiful woman. she's successful. so, why in the world did he have to ask her, on live tv, if he could cheat on her? is it better to be thin than pregnant? startling comments from the trainer on tv's "the biggest loser" while she says she would never have a baby because it would ruin her body. >>> the obamas' dog upstages the first lady. >> yes, it's fun living in the white house. you can't live life without vegetables right? you've got to have vegetables. yes, you do. >> now, the "showbiz
military should be respected for all they do and have freedom to speak as any citizen should. virginia is on the line in louisiana. do you pretty much agree with that, virginia? >> caller: oh, yes. i'm a military spouse. i believe if anybody has a right to ridicule the president the men and women in uniform do. those that have say otherwise have not had family members serve in the military. we all should have the freedom of speech especially those willing to die for it. >> what about morale and all that, undermining the orders of the commander in chief? >> caller: i think that's unimportant. i think the soldiers to a point, should respect their commander in chief, but if they disagree with something that he did, i think they have the right just like anybody else, to be heard. >> all right. thanks. paul in washington state is up. hi, paul upon are you a retired officer? >> caller: yes. >> what are your thoughts on this. >> caller: my thoughts are that anyone who joins the military is subject to uniform code of military justice and we don't have the same rights as ordinary civilians. tha
a stuff punishment, and it's not breaking along gender lines at all. ronnie is calling in from virginia. ronnie, you're all for punishing him. how severe? >> ma'am, when you're 6'5" and 245 pounds and you've been in the national football league for six years, going on seven years and two and a half years ago ben roethlisberger signed one of the richest contracts ever for a football player at 110 million, here he is in georgia, okay. if i supply liquor or liquor for an underage kid or child or teenager, we're held accountable. i think that the commissioner needs to set, you know, the standard and say, listen, i'm not going to tolerate this because it makes everybody look bad. if he's not punished, he'll continue to do it. why is he even in the presence of a 20-year-old, the alleged victim. he's supplying liquor and shots. he has to be -- >> you feel like even if there wasn't -- a lot of people say he wasn't convicted of anything. >> he was still wrong. he shouldn't have been there. he had hired security and police officers, and they let everything happen that night. >> you seem raeeally,
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